Noise Camp is an annual free outdoor event, similar in spirit to the 4th Street Fair, Woodward Dream Cruise, Downtown Hoedown, Freedom Festival, Thanksgiving Parade, and the Devil's Night Arson Spree. It all started 11 years ago... Davin Brainard was a counselor at a real kids camp and planned on making documentary audio recordings of the children playing and singing, but when the children saw the red recording light go on, they spontaneously grabbed the microphone and took turns screaming at the top of their lungs!!! That tape resulted in one of the TIME STEREO label's most popular recordings, "NOISE CAMP - REAL KIDS, REAL NOISE." At that time (1994) Davin was a member of the noise group PRINCESS DRAGON-MOM, well known in the Detroit area for its Actionist live performances. PD-M decided to take NOISE CAMP to the stage, to recreate the sights and sounds of the natural world and of the hundreds of screaming children in an otherwise urban environment. THEY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE!!! The live performances of NOISE CAMP frequently included the ELECTRIC BEAR- a cardboard bear duct taped to an old microphone stand that makes harsh electronic noise when heavily amplified, and THE TREE VS THE BUSH - a guy in a cardboard tree suit beating the crap out of a guy in a cardboard bush suit. Eleven years later, Noise Camp is an international success, having toured Japan, Europe, and the USA, and having held ten years of noise camps in Detroit. Last year's Ten Year Anniversary Noise Camp was the most popular yet, with hundreds of campers coming from all over the world!!!
Noise Camp is sponsored by TIME STEREO, CPOP, YOUNG SOUL REBELS, and PURE DETROIT DESIGN LAB!!!
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